You don't need to get in your car to cover yourself in beautiful garments in Wellington — all are handily within walking distance.
Featuring both local and NZ designers, as well as a fair smattering of international names, start at the grand department store, Kirkcaldie & Stains, then cruise Lambton Quay for shops such as Amazon, Workshop and Gregory, detour into Featherston Street for names like Robyn Mathieson and Witchery, before ducking into the beautiful Old Bank Arcade where shops such as Richochet, Ruby and local designer Andrea Moore await.
If your shopping itch still hasn't been scratched, head up to Cuba Street. Along the way you can see what quirky Auckland designer Karen Walker is serving up, as well as dip into Kate Sylvester's beautiful store and the glorious WORLD clothing and beauty stores where your credit card is assured of a workout. If you're partial to a spot of vintage shopping then Cuba Street is your best bet. Hunters & Collectors is a favorite.